posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm


yeah ha ha such an exciting time to be a fan of ol’ SK

new church album is done and (fairy) dusted

its not like much that came before

with its new old sound not quite one thing or another

pretty different pretty fresh



another century

i gotta get directions off you

the mirror flare could be anywhere

yeah you probably already heard this song

what a great leap forward this one is

definitely one of the best things the church have ever done

the word brilliant springs to mind but modesty has me refrain



nature loves a winner

we gonna end up some creatures dinner

devil loves a sinner

you were on the menu

youre just a beginner

weird progressive kraut rock song

a whole new sound here too

kinda charming jammy quality


for king knife

a wicked little mannikin

a squirrel and a bird

i heard the show

will start without you

a childs song

a fairy tale sung with wide eyed wonder by a naughty boy

naive rock and english kids books from the 1950s



fly makes a honey man bee sorta

i can see the water

you wanna take the rest of the stuff?

everybody says that we can never get enough

i say to band lets imagine a brand hyped up new band

is in town and youre there and they come out n play their first number

so then this song is the song we were hoping to hear


before the deluge

well i never really had a clue

my hands so full of sandals my feet so tender bare

stumble in a cyclone of drones

theyre watching everything we cannot see

the most typical church track

travelling music

dark and nasty


i dont know how i dont know why

pale glare deceiving

jail bird sings such a sad song

even as the city leaves me

i gotta choose sometime

i gotta lose sometime

jingle jangle spangly rocknroll

simple but different

relentless and throbbing


a face in a film

crocodiles and allegations

the scale of your intrigue

never mind my palpitations 

its like a league of nations

bowieish chorus i guess

but the verse sounds like the police

go figure you fools


in your fog

youre unobtainable in your fog

 unashame-able like a dog

a quite cynical and sad song

with strange bits all glimmery n belly

i dunno how to describe this one but its raw (oh i just did!)


something out there is wrong

when the stars align a line appears so fine

something out there is wrong

gentle and almost folk rock

but echoes of bowie too and that decaying grandeur sound

organic and flowing


dark waltz

and overhead the cameras idiot gaze just blinks and leers

and you apprehend that the weekend that just ended 

has been gone for years

I all over it

feels like never again

when you penetrate the empty sound of the rain

the final track

3/4 time

the dead can always dance to it at dawn



coming real soon, folks!







19 Responses to “man woman life death infinity * the church”

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    dave6 | 23 August 2017 at 9:38 pm #

    Really looking forward to this one Steve.
    Especially after what I have heard so far & your brief, cryptic, descriptions!
    When is it out?

    cheers & good luck with the album

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    Jacques Skellington | 24 August 2017 at 1:22 am #

    Real soon can’t get here soon enough, SK!
    Can’t wait to do the deep dive into these tracks and hear them live in October. And I’ll say it: Another Century is brilliant. Heard it live twice on your recent short jaunt across the States, and it encapsulates everything I love about the Church.

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    cwinters | 24 August 2017 at 2:16 am #

    Then it will be great, for all the reasons you mention above. When they stop being unique, unusual, surprising, magical, and unbearably beautiful, then I will worry.

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    cheryl | 24 August 2017 at 8:05 am #

    bring it all om SK. simple, organic, dark, sexy, & nasty I can’t wait to hear what the band’s up to! C ya’ll in Pensacola!

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    Chris | 24 August 2017 at 10:47 am #

    10 ccs of thc thick as bro

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    Wayno | 24 August 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Jeez, stay away from your blog for a few days and then there’s 2000 lines to read…

    The teenage me never imagined that I’d be eagerly awaiting a new release thirty something years after Heyday! Obviously backed a winner in The Church, the gift that keeps on giving.

  7. etta
    etta | 24 August 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    Timely and cheering
    Coincided with some contrasting kind of news so thank you
    Something to look forward to
    An American friend of yours wrote to me mysteriously saying thanks for all I do. I had just come out of a hospital having visited someone. The message moved me to (barely supressed) tears. Somethings don’t improve so I think of your uplifting image of your portrayal of St Joseph. Would like to reciprocate to the Church, again, thank you for all you do! 🙂

  8. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 24 August 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Next year will be 30 years for being a fan of SK and all of his work. What an amazing 30 years it has been. Sure I like other music as well, however its your words and music that is always floating thru my mind or in special moments on my life. Looking forward to adding these songs into the memory bank. Love that it will be different than before, Speed Of The Stars and the last two KK albums have been spectacular, expect no less from The Church. You are on a roll sir, keep them coming and we will keep living within the songs.

    See you in October,


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    andy | 25 August 2017 at 5:41 am #

    ooh goody!
    exiting times……….

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    quietpleasethankyou | 25 August 2017 at 6:52 am #


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    davem | 26 August 2017 at 6:15 am #

    Can’t come soon enough for me.

  12. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 26 August 2017 at 7:06 am #

    1991 riding the red bicycle on the dead end street. After my anonymous life has ended someone will find that picture and ask who that avid little boy was. He was a church fan. Oh some may claim a great thinker or a pretty talented musician. Or just a decent guy. Oh but it doesn’t matter. There can never be an ending…. So I spend my days. I listen to heyday on Pandora and simple minds too. I work on myeloid Vulcan harp. Soon to be strung. I drive cars at the airport. I read kilbeys blog and watch religious shows. Only the good ones. Life’s been good to me. Even when it’s sucked bad. I’ve seen the Atlantic dreamed of it when I couldn’t see it. I’ve run off to the pacific. It wasn’t any less lonely out there. I’m Kevyn. I am the little kid on the red bicycle. I always will be however the cosmos may spin. Let the creative spirit dwell in you Kilbey. I’ve become an evangelist not bc of flesh and blood or guilt or brainwashing but bc I am the rider on the red bicycle and that love will never fade. The love of Christ keep you always Kilbey and Church and Ian w your green rickenbacker. Be good. Be upright. Be of good cheer. Glad tidings n great joy. Felicitations. Jubilance and mighty more. Never stop. Truly. Bicycle Kevyn

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    Patrick Woodcock | 27 August 2017 at 1:02 am #

    A new Church album in autumn. Brilliant. Really want to hear ‘For King Knife.’

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    Ingrid | 28 August 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    We all know that it will be BRILLIANT!!!

  15. Kraig
    Kraig | 29 August 2017 at 2:14 am #

    Really lookin’ forward to this Stevemeister! May not be able to make a show this concert go round but will certainly enjoy the tunes…come on through Saint Louis again! We show do miss ya 😉

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    Will | 29 August 2017 at 11:44 am #

    Will the new album be available for purchase at the upcoming shows? Got my tickets for Atlanta and looking forward to hearing some of these new songs live and picking up some new merch.

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    Bec | 8 October 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    Got it coming in the mail to me….can’t wait…!

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    rsa1961 | 15 October 2017 at 8:41 am #

    Steve, Am LOVING the new album (as usual). In a parallel universe, the next James Bond movie would be titled “Before the Deluge” and you would have written the theme song. Best wished for the last show of the tour tonight and a safe return home. And, by the way, my son Henry (in Dallas) is still waiting to hear from Aurora or Elektra! Heh heh. Richard in Houston.

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